Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rstamberg, May 28, 2011.
I like what I've heard.
What is your favorite EW on CD/Sacd?
Probably the European SACD. I like the multichannel mixes there. Truth is, I don't think I've ever heard a bad version of ELECTRIC WARRIOR.
I'm a bit late to the party but... the 2003 SACD has a 24kHz cut-off on both the stereo layer and 5.1 remix, so yes, there was a digital PCM step at some point.
I picked up the SHM-SACD when it got reissued last year. That's interesting to hear about the 2003 SACD, I probably wouldn't have guessed it's a PCM transfer.
Comparing the two, I prefer the mastering moves found on the 2003 multi-channel SACD. The tonality is definitely darker and smoother on the SHM-SACD. I could see how some would prefer its sound, though I felt the more muscular mastering on the 2003 SACD fit EW's music better. I am keeping both in my collection but imagine pulling out the 2003 SACD when push comes to shove.
I like this kind of comparison but - apart from sounding louder and a little harsher - if I compare my just-bought 2011 with the 2003 Reprise reissue (the one with the interview at the end - I wish I knew if this was a different mastering from the 2001!), the differences between the redbook and the SACD are minute. I would love to be able to hear more differences but, Lord knows, how you hear a difference between two SACD versions of the same album (albeit different mastering). I was running a Denon CD player and a Marants SACD player simultaneously.
I'm willing to accept that I just have an entry-level set-up and I may even have entry-level ears at 53, though.
Not a silly question...
I've got both. I bought the 2011 SACD not knowing that I could only play it on a SACD player.
For Redbook you can't beat the Rhino flashback at $5 dollars it's amazing.
Excellent. There are some surprises here for me.
Which is the Rhino flashback?
It's a 2012 reissue of the original Reprise. The sound is superb!
Darryl is the T.Rex expert. I would like his opinion. I think it is
great and as I said $5 bucks from Amazon.
IIRC, it's the same mastering as the 80s Reprise issue of EW.
After reading the comments on this thread I took the plunge and bought the EW SHM-SACD. Compared to the redbook CD I own, I am mightily impressed, great separation and clarity, my CD is bassy in comparison, I prefer the clearer sound of the SACD
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Congrats. It's a nice item. To piggyback, has anyone compared this – the mastering – to the 2003 multichannel?
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (SACD, Europe, 2003) For Sale | Discogs
Thanks for posting this!
Apologies. I see almost the whole thread is about comparing the SACDs and a lot of the CDs.
Curious about what makes this so special (mastering?) Is Flashback a series? I can't see 'flashback' anywhere on Discogs except in the description. The disc itself has colouring.
Here you go:
Could this be the same, or as good as?
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
Thanks, but I’m not sure what the connection is to the 2012 Reprise (?). Same master as the 80s CD recommwnded by Steve?
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